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1. Veracity- seeking the truth.

2. Integrity-adherence to moral and ethical principles. Soundness of moral character, honesty.

3. Swag- a suspended wreath, garland, drapery or the like, fastened up at or near each end and hanging down in the middle;  a wreath, spray, or cluster of foliage, flowers, or fruits.  To hang loosely and heavily.

4. Ataraxia- a state of freedom from emotional disturbance and anxiety; tranquillity.

5. Spleenful (adj)- Ill-humored, irritable, spiteful. Relevant "checking".

6.Analyze - To examine carefully, to break into parts.  "Scope it out".

7.Summarize - To slate or express in a concise form.  "Real talk".

8.Predict - To foretell or to tell in advance. "To peep it out".

9.Compare - To examine 2 or more objects, ideas, people to note that similarities.

10. coetaneous- Of the same age or duration.

11. Trace- To find or discover by investigation.

12.Formulate- to put into a systematized statement or expression.

13.Predict- to declare or indicate in advance; especially : foretell on the basis of observation, experience, or scientific reason.

14.Evaluate- to determine the significance, worth, or condition of usually by careful appraisal and study.

15. Sacrifice- a surrender of something of value as a means of gaining something more desirable.

16. Ago-( African origin )- I want your attention.

17. Ame' ( African origin) - You have my attention.

18. piquant- sharp in taste or flavor, agreeably stimulating, interesting or attractive. 

19. Tumultuous- full of tumult or riotousness; marked by disturbance and uproar.

20. Recusant- A person who refuses to submit or comply.

21. Jubilant- showing great joy

22. Fortitude - having the mental and emotional strength to face difficulty, adversity, or danger.

23. Troth- faithfulness, fidelity, or loyalty.

24. bird dog- to follow, watch carefully, or investigate

25. Sundry- various or diverse

26. Daunt-lesson the courage of or to dishearten

27. Daven – To pray  

28. Patriot - person, who loves, supports and defends his or her country.

29. Faith-confidence or trust in a person or thing.

30. Protocol –following an agreed upon set of regulations or guidelines.


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